Tokyo 2020: Ghanaians Descend On American Journalist After She ‘Disrespected’ Ghana’s 4x100m Team

Ghanaians celebrating the Men’s relay team’s qualification for the 4x100m final at the Tokyo Olympics Games were in no mood to hear anything negative about the nation’s new darlings.

It’s no surprise therefore that an apparent attempt to disrespect the team’s efforts was met with a swift and strong response from the Ghanaian public.

American, Shalise Manza Young, a columnist for Yahoo Sports who was seemingly disappointed by Team USA’s sixth-place finish in Heat 2 of the Men’s 4x100m on Wednesday morning, tweeted her surprise that the USA finished behind Ghana.

“They lost to Ghana, y’all. GHANA,” her tweet said.

Ghanaians, of course, did not take too kindly to her comments and jumped on the tweet with some very strong comebacks.

READ ALSO:  GFA Appeals To FIFA To Ensure Fairness In Ghana vs Ethiopia 2022 World Cup Qualifier

The replies were savage, with most people upset that a sportswriter would so deliberately scoff at another sports team’s exploits.

Given the number of replies, it wasn’t long until she noticed that Ghanaians weren’t happy with her.

READ ALSO:  I’d Be A Hypocrite If I’m Happy That Messi Wins World Cup – Ronaldo

While she acknowledged this in a subsequent tweet, she, however, did not apologise for her initial comments.

The Ghanaians, who will be in Lane 2, will face off against Germany Canada, Jamaica, Great Britain, China, Italy and Japan.

The quartet will be hoping to win Ghana’s second medal at the Games, following boxer, Samuel Takyi’s bronze in the featherweight division.

READ ALSO:  Tokyo 2020: Ghana’s Nadia Eke Out After 3 ‘No Jump’ Attempts In Triple Jump